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CAF grants $2.5m to Africa’s 2018 World Cup teams

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will give $500,000 to each of the five African countries who will be representing the continent at the next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia. The grants will help the teams in their preparations for the tournament, the continent’s football governing body said. The financial package will be used […]

Mauritius tops 2017 Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance

Mauritius remains the top ranking country in overall governance in Africa, Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) revealed this week. According to latest governance index published by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the Indian Ocean Island tops the list as the best governed African nation, for the fifth successive year. From a total of 53 […]

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Peace and Security top agenda of 4th Dakar International Forum

The 4th Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa has kicked off on Monday in Senegal as the continent moves to assure its own security. The forum, held under the theme, “Current security challenges in Africa: towards integrated solutions”, focuses on the continent’s new strategic and security challenges and on new approaches on […]

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Four African countries to join Fisheries Transparency Initiative

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced that Mauritania, Senegal, Seychelles and Guinea have applied to join the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI), to promote more responsible and sustainable fisheries. The multi-stakeholder initiative according to the Bank, aims to increase transparency and participation in fisheries governance. For the four countries, this accession is expected to boost […]

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Senegal adopts $6.7 billion finance bill for 2018

The Senegalese government has adopted the Finance Bill for 2018 with a budget of 3,709.10 billion CFA francs ($6.7 billion), about 10.4% increase compared to 2017. According to the Council of Ministers, the 2018 budget is oriented towards the main social priorities and privileges expenditures that have direct and immediate impact on the daily life […]

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Senegal: National revenue records a surplus of 560 billion CFA

Senegal’s economy has recorded a revenue surplus of over 560 billion CFA, data from the West African nation’s office of economic planning, policies and finance revealed. The economy may grow 6.8 percent this year, the most in sub-Saharan Africa after Ethiopia and Ivory Coast, according to the International Monetary Fund. Senegal is one of the […]

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Ex-Senegal president Abdoulaye Wade resigns as MP

The 91-year-old former president of Senegal Abdoulaye Wade, whose Coalition was defeated by President Macky Sall’s Party in July legislative election, resigned from the National Assembly on Monday. Abdoulaye Wade, who won a seat in the July 30 legislative elections under the Senegalese Democratic Party and a coalition of parties, resigned ahead of the Parliament’s […]

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Senegal: New Cabinet Lineup Revealed

Senegalese Prime Minister, Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne, on Thursday formed a new cabinet, 24 hours after his reappointment by President Macky Sall. Speculation has been rife for several weeks over new faces in the new government following Macky Sall’s consultations with political parties and civil society organizations. “The new government is marked by continuity,” Dionne […]

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Morocco, Senegal, others send relief aid to flood-hit Sierra Leone

About 5,000 persons displaced in the deadly mudslides and floods that hit Sierra Leone on August 14 will be given temporary shelter in 48 hours, Ismael Tarawallie, the head of the Office of National Security said on Tuesday. So far, 499 bodies have been unearthed. More than 600 people remain missing. Those who know the […]

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Senegal to launch its first internet exchange point, SenIX

Senegalese government plans to launch its first Internet Exchange Point on August 29 in the capital city Dakar, Cheikh Bakhoum, the Director General of the Senegalese State Information Agency (ADIE) and Chairman of Senegal Internet Exchange Point (SenIX) said in an interview with CIO Mag. The infrastructure will allow a direct exchange of Internet traffic […]

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